19 Dec 2013

Sport: Pacific Games Council happy with progress in Port Moresby

12:07 pm on 19 December 2013

Preparations for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby remain slightly behind schedule but the Games Council is confident everything will be ready come 2015.

The PNG government has invested millions of kina in the past year to address delays in construction and planning for the Games, with some venues now nearing completion.

The Executive Director of the Pacific Games Council, Andrew Minogue, says there's been a lot of stability brought to the organising committee over the past 12 months and says the team in Moresby is working hard on delivering a top event.

"In terms of the facilities and the venues I think we have also seen quite a bit of progress this year. Some of the projects are still probably a little bit behind schedule but all of the resources and focus of the government is now well and truly on that and I think they're catching up. From the Pacific Games Council perspective we're very confident that even if some of the venues aren't 100 percent complete, in terms of what they will look like after the Games, they will certainly be available for competition."

The Games Council Board will travel to Port Moresby in February to check on proceedings with the full council covening there in July.